A newly formed collective bargaining unit representing employees at the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service has demanded USDA delay any relocations to the Kansas City region until it bargains over the move.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the USDA relocation will save government $300 million over 15 years. About 100 employees are expected to move out of the national capital region by Aug. 1.
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul’s bill would create groups of cyber first responders in the event of a cyber attack on the government or private sector.
Employees at the Agriculture Department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to unionize on the heels of USDA’s proposed relocation.